Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, January 30, 1896, Image 1
THE FLATTSMO RIAL UBB JUST AND FEAR NOT." VOL. 15, A?0. . PLATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 30. 1896. $1.00 PEH YEAIl, IF PAID IN ADVANCE. WEEKLY JOU THE DAY'S DOINGS "What People Are Doing and Saying Around the Town. HAS NINETY-TWO DEFENDANTS. A Foreclosure Cute Filed Veterday In ' oIlii h Large uuiler f Prnple Death of Mr. Doty' Slater In Chicago Note. Ninety-two Defulant. II. D. Travis, as attorney for the plaintiff, Tuesday Med a" suit in the district court e ntitled Frank E. John son and John S. Stull, executors of the last will and testament of Elizabeth C Handley, deceased, vs. Anna B. Reed, eta!. The suit is an action in foreclosure on some eighty acres of land in and around Weeping Water, amounting to probably $5,000, and there are ninety-two defendants in volved in the case. Mrs. Ilandly was a resident of Xemaha county. This is probably the largest number of people directly involved in any one case ever tiled in the district clerk's office here. Death of an Estimable Lady. Monday's Chicago Tribune contained an extended announcement of the death of Mrs. Lydia Jane Cadwell, at her home in Chicago, last Saturday. The Tribune also printed a picture ol the deceased lady. Mrs. Cadwell was a sister of Chauncey Doty, the well known East Plattsmouth resident, and a few extracts from the article will be interesting reading: "Mrs. Cadwell was in her 59th year. She was a woman of great intellectual ity and strong force of character, a weil as of a gentle and benevolent dis position. From childhood she showed herself at all times competent to meet any responsibility which circumstances imposed upon her. Her native place was Rme, X Y., where she was born Feb 3. 1S37 Her father, Henry Doty, was decended from the family of Johi Quincy Adams, and Mrs- Cadweli wore to the day of her death a valuable ring which was Mr. Adams' gift to her and which had been presented to him during his stay in Europe, by an Ital ian prince. "She married George W. Cadwell when young, and was left a widow, with an independence, at the age of 19 years. She never remarried. For some years after her bereavement she lived at Grand Tlapids, Mich. "Soon after the great fire she came to Chicago. Here she established the art gallery first known as the Gentile gallery, after an Italian photographer whose studio was in thesame building. In 1S74 it became known as the Lydian Art Gallery, and became the rallying point of all who possessed cultured and esthetic tastes. "Mrs. Cadwell held frequent recep tions at the art gallery, 'sometimes gathering as many as 1.000 persons on these occasions, and invariably enter taining every visitor of note who came to the city. Incipient artists without number there got their inspiration, and many who needed help in, their upward struggle received substantial aid and encouragement from Mrs. Cad well and her friends. "Mrs. Cadwell made a tour in Eu rope extending over several months. It was upon her return voyage on board the Servia she wrote the poem known as The Death of the Flowers, referring to a beautiful boquet pre sented her just at the moment of start ing and which she consigned to the waters a few days later when they be gan to fade. This poem was much ad mired by the great songstress, Adelina Patti, who was on board, lime. Fat ti's request for a copy of the verses brought out another literary effort the Tribute to Patti which'was pub lished at the time for private circula tion, but received a more extended publicity by newspaper enterprise. "While traveling soon after her re turn to America Mrs. Cadwell met the accident which deprived her of her hearing, and which has now, after so many years, caused her death. While suffering helplessly and unable to re sume her old occupations, 6be turned her attention to scientific studies, and soon became deeply interested in me chanics, heat and light. After a time her inventive talents asserted them selves and she patented a grain-drying machine, which was put into practical ise. Soon after an attempt was made -to 'freeze' the inventcr out of the cor poration formed to work the patent, lut the conspirator found she was iilive to their intentions, and had se- -cured, with the aid of some friends, a controlling interest in the capital stock. "She also invented an iron paving block. "A stone resembling a brown mar ble, but which analysis proved to be free from lime and carbon, was dis covered in Grant county, New Mexico. .Mrs. Cadwell took a lively interest in this discovery, and having, on investi gation, become persuaded it possessed valuable qualities which made it su perior to the best-veined marbles for many purposes, purchased the entire mountain of which the deposit con sisted. The stone she called 'Bicolite' meaning 'rich stone' and her ex hibit of its possibilities was a notable feature of the World's fair. -Her surviving relatives are her brothers, Giles S. Doiy, Sr.. Chicago; Chauncey Doty. IMattsmouth, Neb.; Harry II. Doty, London, England ; O. M. Doty, Houston. Tex ; Charles J. Doty, CliBtonville, Wis.; and her sis ters, Mrs. Sarah Clinton. Chicago; Mrs. F. M. Guernsey, Clintonville, Wis., and Mrs. Hattie A. Rice of Washington, D. C." lie Didn't Get the Jewelry. Sheriff Holloway went up to Lincoln Friday afternoon, expecting to re cover several gold watches which were stolen by Frank Douglas out at Eagle the other night. Douglas agreed to tell the sheriff where he could get ihe watches, providing the latter would "stick in a good word' for bim to the officers. The jewelry evidently was not located, judging by the following from the Lincoln Journal this morn ing: "Sheriff Holloway or Cass county came to Lincoln last night to look up some of the booty stolen by Douglas or Jessie Franklin at Eagle last week. Part of the goods were restored to the Lincoln authorities by Douglas, but he kept out three watches. He offered to return them and entera plea of guilty fie told th sheriff where to find tiie missing property in Lincoln, but the officer was uuable to locate it last night." More Stolen Harness Identified. Messrs. Ransom Cole and Oscar Gapen, who weut down to Kansas Oity the other day to endeavor to lo cate some of the harness stolen from their places recently, returned home last Saturday. Mr. Gapen identified a collar which belonged to him, and brought it home. The man from whom he obtained the collar said that it had been shipped in the same box with Elam Parmele's harness. Mr. Cole was unable to identify any of his har ness, but is certain, from descriptions ue had, that some of Mr. Livingston's harness is down there, and the latter gentleman will probably recover at least part of his property. Improvement at the Court House. A couple of weeks ago Attorney Travis circulated a petition among the members of the Cass county bar and various court officials, which was signed by every one, asking the com missioners to remove the railing in the district court room back about six feet, and the prayers of the petitioners has been granted. The work is now being done, and when completed a "long-felt want" will have been filled. The space occupied by the attorneys and witnesses has been entirely too limited and the additional six feet of room, af forded by moving the railing back that length, is highly appreciated by the members of the bar in general. Masquerade Hall at South Bend. A special to the Bee from South Bend says: "Last night at Dill's hall in this city occurred the first mas querade ball of the season, which was given in connection with a cake walk. Samuel Patterson, assisted by Miss Pheme Bobbins of Plattsmouth, tak ing the cake. The affair was given by the local Modern Woodmen of Amer ica camp and was very largely at tended in spite of the inclement weather. An exchange truthfully asks the question, did you ever think that your home paper is the most valuable paper you can take, even though it may be the most insignificant paper to the out side world, yet for you it holds your history in detail, for it tells of the events that most nearly concern you. It tells of the births, baptisms, mar riages and deaths. It tells when you were sick, where you visited, and a thousand and one things that interest you directly. The historical societies prize the local papers as among their most valuable acquisitions. And yet there are persons who will spend many dollars for luxurious and useless things who aay they can not afford to take their home paper. Leave your orders for job work with TnK Joubxal, an artistic job guaranteed. !A LUCKY LAWYER Attorney Gering Wins An Import ant Damage Suit. LINDSAY MAY SEJTgjE A PARDON lleportcd That Governor Holcomb Will Release the Pugilist. Conditionally That lie Ketires from the King Other Notes. ludgment tor the Full Amount. Readers of TriE Journal, are fa miliar with the details of the damage suit brought by Gid Archer about four years ago against the Rock Island rail road to recover $1,500 for injuries re ceived by Archer, occasioned by fall ing into an excavation made by the railroad in Snrpy county. Attorney Matthew Gering, who appeared for the plaintiff, obtained a judgment against the company, in the lower courts, and the case was appealed to the supreme court. Pending the hearing of the matter in the higher courts, the rail road company sent Vic McCarty, the notorious outlaw, to Archer with a compromise offer. Vic proceeded to get Archer "pretty well oiled." and then offered him $200 to settle his claim against the railroad. The proposition was accepted by Archer, and when Attorney Gering learned of the facts he emphatically refused to consider the case settled, and vigor ously pushed his case. Last Thursday the supreme court rendered an opinion in the case, giv ing Mr. Gering a judgment for the full amount sued for $1,500 with interest, which will make the judg ment amount to something like $2,000. The railroad company will now be compelled to pay over to Mr. Gering this neat little sum of money, without further parley. May Secure a Fartlon. Last Saturday's World-Ilerald has the following to say anent the petition for the pardon of Jimmy Lindsay, re-, cently presented to the governor: "In response to the petition pre sented Governor Holcomb several days ago. requesting him to pardon Jimnry Lindsay, who was sentenced to the penitentiary on a conviction of man slaughter, it is stated that the gover nor will grant the pardon on the condi tion that Lindsay will give his promise not to enter the prize ring again. "Lindsay was engaged with Fletcher Bobbins in a prize fight at Plattsmouth last spring, the fight resulting in Bob bins receiving injuries which caused his death. Lindsay was arrested for murder, but was convicted of the lighter crime, manslaughter. "Lindsay has frequently expressed himself as having had enough of prize fighting, and it is anticipated that there will be no hesitancy In his prom ising not to again engage in fisticuffs as a professional, conditioned upon his release from the penitentiary." Auburn Gets the Parsonage. Recently the Methodists of this, the Nebraska City, district decided to erect a parsonage for the presiding elder at that point in the district where the most financial encourage ment could be obtained for the secur ing of the building. Committeemen held the deciding session in Tecumseh Wednesday. Auburn was chosen as the point for the location of the new parsonage and a $2,500 building will be erected there at once, which, upon its completion, will be occupied by Bev. Peter Van Fleet and those ministers who shall succeed him as presiding elder. Hon. Church Howe gave two very desirable lots in Auburn for the site of the new building. Nebraska City News. Dislocated His Shoulder. Chas. Anton, a young man who has been hauling ice for Patterson & Kunsman, was the victim of a very unfortunate and painful accident this morning. At about 11:30 o'clock he was coming toward town from out near the M. P. depot, driving a team, and in turning a corner, was thrown out of the wagon, falling upon his left shoulder. The shoulder bone and up per part of his arm was badly dislo cated, and the young man came down to Dr. Cummins' office, where the in juries were attended to. Ue will be uuable to attend to his labors for some time. An eastern daily consumes a column editorially, in explaining that Ben Harrison's marriage is bis own affair, and should not be made a topic for public gossip. Congratulated By Liucoln Lawyers. Lincoln lawyers are ready to con gratulate one of their fellow lawyers. Matt Gering of Plattsmouth. . They understand that he is in a position to claim the judgment of $1,500 in the case of Gid Archer aerainst the Rock Island railway, recently affirmed by the supreme court. This was a per sonal damage case and the lower court gave a judgment in favor of Archer for $1,500, but while an appeal was pending in the supreme court. Archer is said to have gone to Omaha and while there consented to settle the suit for $200. Mr. Gering had a lien against the judgment of $700 at- torney's fees and it is now claimed j that he had the agreement of Archer j set aide by paying back the $200. In i the meantime he secured from Archer an assignment or the entire judgment, and now that the supreme court has afllrmed the finding of the lower court he will claim the amount. Archer had a goo$Iitime while the $200 lasted. Lincoln Journal. Wedding of Miss Kerney. The following dispatch in Tues day's Bee, from Lindsay, Neb., will be a genuine surprise to most people here: "George Billups started yester day tor Plattsmouth, where he is to be 'married Tuesday to Miss F. Berenice Kerney. Mr. Billups has been favora- ! bly'kuown in this vicinity since before the town started and for several years has been manager of the Nye & Schnei der Co's grain and lumber business at this point. Miss Kerney is an estima ble and accomplished lady, being or ganizer for the Women's Christian Temperance Union and state superin tendent of the L. T. L." Miss Kerney has been a resident of Plattsmouth for many years, and has a bust of friends who will vifh herself and husband every success, as does Tiik Journal. The ceremony oc curred Tuesday afternoon. Bev. Baird officiating. The Gun Waft Loaded. A dispatch from Auburn, in this morning's World-Herald, says: "A four-year-old child was killed near here today by a playmate, as there suit of using a loaded rifle as a toy. J Jhn Kernell and his family were vis iting at the house of John Beed. a , ttifr'bbor, jig Kernel was helping him widi some work. Beed s nice-year- old sou picked up a rifle and was show ing off before his little visitor, when others of the family discovered him in the act of pointing the gun at the child. An attempt was made to take the deadly weapon from the bands of the lad, but he was too quick, and be fore anyone could reach him he bad pulled the trigger and his companion was lying dead at his feet." The Delegates Return. The Plattsmouth delegation to the State Voluntary Fireman's conven tion at Grand Island returned home at noon Friday. The boys all report a "hot" time, and speak well of the hospitable treatment accorded them by the Grand Island people. Neither money nor time was spared to make the affair a success in every detail. The next annual convention will be held at Columbus. Before .Justice Archer. D. K. Barr vs. Henry Thomas is the title of a case filed today. Plaintiff asks for judgment for $55 for the rent of a farm out near Alvo. Constable Deuson recently attached a team belonging to Phillip Thierolf,a farmer, to satisfy a debt of $120 due Geo. Meisinger. Mrs. Thierolf has re plevined the team, claiming it to be exempt from attachment, and the mat ter will be argued tomorrow. Will Push Their Case. The depositors in the defunct Citi zens' bank held a meeting in the office of D. O. Dwyer last Saturday after noon. Nearly all the depositors were present and a committee of three was appointed to procure legal services to push their case at the coming term of district court. A few years ago Sousa's entire in come was the $1,00 a year he received as the manager of the United States Marine band. Last year his royalties on his marches amounted to $25,000. Mr. Sousa is a native of Washington, where he has lived most of bis life, and he is forty years of age. His father was a musician before him, and ! his first appearance in public as a performer was made when he was ten years old. According to a recent census taken I at Havelock, that enterprising young j town has a population of 1,036, and is ! now a city of the second class. i : j Subscribe for the Weekly Jocr j xal $1 per year, if paid in advance. LIVELY MEETING. The County Court Room Crowded Last Evening. MUCH INTEREST MANIFESTED The Ileet Sugar Question in Thoroughly Discussed President Windham Makes Some Pointed Remarks Other Happenings. The Itoard of Trails Meeting. As announced in the city press the, Plattsmouth Board of Trade held its annual meeting last evening in the county court room, and at eight o'clock every available seat was taken, show conclusively that the citizens have the best interests of the city at heart. President Windhamcalled the meet ing to order and, after stating the ob ject thereof, read his annual address, which was full of wisdom. He briefly reviewed the events of the past year, and said that, notwithstanding the de pression in trade circles everywhere, Plattsmouth had withstood the trying ordeal remarkably well, and was today in as good,if not a better,Cuancial con dition than any other city in the slate, Omaha and Lincoln not excepted. He believed a better time was coming, and urged the business men to cease grumbling and complaining so much about hard times, and have more con fidence in the future. "Nothing," said he, "tends more to discourage business than by constantly harping about trade going to Omaha. In Omaha Monday is recognized as 'sales day' and the business men of that place make extra inducements on that day to secure a big out-of-town trade. They advertise their bargains extensively in the newspapers, and the result is well known. Now, why don't the busines3 men of Plattsmouth establish a 'sales day,' advertise the same judiciously, and keep that trade at home? There is no question in my mind but that it could be done, and profitably, too. If the business men of this city will make a united effort, they can force the wholesalers to sell goods to them as cheap as to Omaha merchants." Mr. Windham also talked about the adaptability of the soil of this section for raising sugar beets, and asked that the delegates to the sugar beet convention at Fremont next month learn all that wa3 possible about the industry. Mayor Newell spoke at some length on the sugar beet industry, and was followed by Henry Boeck, S. M. Chap man, C. W. Sherman, and others. Secretary Gering then read a letter from F. G. Bauman, of Sutherland, la., asking what inducements the city would make to secure a first-class col lege, as he was desirous of locating in this section. The secretary was in structed to write to the gentleman for a more definite proposition, and the report will be read at the next meeting of the board of trade. The government postoffice building question was discussed by Judge Chap man, C. W. Sherman and others. The matter was brought up by the offering of a resolution of thanks to Congress man Strode for introducing a bill for a postoffice building, which was passed unanimously. Pending this Mr. Sher man presented facts tending to show that before such a building could be hoped for the revenues of the office must be increased first to an amount that would warrant the putting in of the free delivery system, the result of which was certain to increase the rev enues of the office enough to pave the way to the passage of the postoffice building bill. Methods of increasing the revenues of the office were talked of, and it was shown that the project was altogether within the range of possibility for the town to make suc cessful. Peter Cochran, a member of the South Omaha Board of Trade, was present and made a few remarks con cerning the postoffice building. Mr. Cochran was postmaster at South Omaha for four years, and he heartily endorsed the remarks made by Messrs. Chapman and Sherman. It is a notable fact, says the Bee, that the geese have not left the Platte valley this winter. They have lin gered near Clarks and Fremont, and on further out near Brady Island, all through December and the present month, and are to be found in un usual numbers yet today along the Platte near the mouth of the Elkhorn. At St. Luke's church there will be Advent services and lecture every Fri day evening at half past seven. Death of Grandma Meisinger. Grandma Elizabeth Meisinger, wife of Geo. Meisinger, died at her home, about eight miles west of Plattsmouth, last Saturday evening, of old age. Deceased wa3 born about eighty three years ago in Germany, and came to this country in 1S4G, settling near Pekin, Ills. The family removed to Cass county in 1872, since which time they have continually resided here. The Meisinger family is among the best known and most respected in the county, and the seven sturdy sons are all hard-working and industrious men. A daughter resides in Illinois. Grand ma Meisinger was especially esteemed for her many kindly qualities, and her demise will be sincerely regretted by a large circle of friends. The funeral occurred Monday after noon from the family residence, Bev. Spriegel officiating, interment being made in the Walradt cemetery. A large number of relatives and friends from this city went out this Monday morning to attend the funeral. GUI Enough to Know. A young Swedish woman of this city was making a diligent search for Marshal Dunn Sunday morning. It is reported that the girl is in a rather embarrassing situation, and that the cause of it is a well-known young man of her own nationality, who, when he discovered her predicament, quietly folded up his tent and decamped. He is now said to be- in Chicago. The girl wanted the marshal to cause the young man's arrest. She is said to be twenty-seven years of age. Waived Examination. Frank Douglas, the young man who was arrested in Lincoln, charged with burglarizing the store of the S. S. English company at Eagle on the night of the ISth inst., was arraigned in J ustice Archer's court Friday morn ing. After the county attorney had read the complaint the prisoner waived examination and was held to the district court under $500 bonds. Being unable to furnish the requisite bond, he was committed to the Cass county jail, pending his trial. Astault Case Continued. Quite a delegation of Nehawkans came up on the M. P. at noon Friday, the drawing card being the case wherein Constable Strong is charged with assaulting Justice Smith. It was expected that a lively time would en sue in JusticeArcher's court Friday af ternoon, but it is quite evident that the principals in tho affray want to "kiss and make up." At the request of the defendant, the case was con tinued until the 24th of February. A prominent republican of this county inquired of me Saturday the name of the congressman from the first district of Nebraska. I told him I didn't know. He said the teacher in his district had asked the pupils to answer thatquestion by a certain time. The children didn't know ; they asked their parents and they could not name the man. One of the parents asked the editor and he was as ignorant on that subject as the infant class. The editor asked two leading republicans the same important question, and they said they guessed the district was not represented. The teacher referred to is a subscriber to this paper, and I want to warn him not to ask any more obscure questions about obscure men. Ask them some day who was the con gressman from the first district from 1S91 to 1695, and every little hand will go up and every little voice will sing out, " William J. Bryan ! " Will some well-posted republican newspaper tell that school the name of the congress man from the first district, or, if there is no congressman, tell them who draws the pay. Central City Demo crat. Card of Thanks. We desire to express our sincere ap preciation for the many deeds of kind ness and sympathy extended to us during the illness and death of our be loved taby, Clara. May your homes never be darkened as our's has been. Mr. and Mrs. W. A. White. The Nebraska newspaper men begin their annual meet in Lincoln today, which is to wind up with a big "eat" at the Lincoln hotel tomorrow eve ning, the brethren at Lincoln assum ing that they know how to entertain. It will no doubt be a pleasant gather ing of newspapermen. The plans for the new Methodist church at Norfolk have been com pleted and work on the structure will be at once resumed. Farm loans made at lowest rates. T. II. Pollock, over First Nat'l Bank.